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Vikings tennis defeats Beloit, remains perfect in MWC

The Lawrence University men’s tennis team took one step closer to clinching the Northern Division in the Midwest Conference with a 5-2 victory over Beloit last Sunday. The Vikings are 5-2 overall, but will take a hit in the upcoming weeks when third singles and fourth singles as well as second doubles team players Brian Hilgeman and Dan Putterman leave the team for the rest of the season to study in the Cayman Islands. The two players will miss the MWC Tournament in Madison from April 23-25 as well. The Vikings have guaranteed themselves one of the two team slots from the North Division of the MWC for the tournament with their victory.The Vikings won both doubles matches against the Buccaneers. Jai Arora and Fabrice Munyakazi-Juru defeated their opponents; Hilgeman and Putterman won their match as well. In singles, Arora had no trouble winning his match 6-1, 6-2. Hilgeman, Putterman, and Alex Weck all had to go to three sets, but defeated their opponents as well.

The Vikings have several big matches this weekend, as they host Coe College today, and then Grinnell tomorrow at the courts on Drew St.

LU golf struggles at Augustana Invitational

The Lawrence University golf team struggled in its first tournament of the spring season, taking 14th out of 19 teams at the Augustana Invitational. The Vikings finished the two round tournament with a team score of 621, 45 strokes behind winner Central College of Iowa. The Vikings are prepping for the MWC Tournament, where they took second place last year and Vikings sophomore Joe Loehnis won the individual title in a playoff. That tournament will take place May 7-8 at the Aldeen Country Club in Rockford, Ill.

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